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Honoring African American Patriots 1865 / 2010

Grand Review, 1865

Posted by: pinsker

The Grand Review of US Colored Troops took place in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 14, 1865.  The procession began at the southeast corner of Soldiers Grove, at what is now the junction of Seventh Street and South Drive.  Hundreds of USCT veterans marched before the residence of former Secretary of War Simon Cameron and then appeared before the state capitol building where they heard from speakers such as noted activist William Howard Day (pictured above).  Later that evening, they held a banquet.  It was, in the words of the great abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, “a pleasant and happy day.”

Posted in Grand Review, 1865 Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 4:20 pm.

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